Well it really depends on your pain threshold, the worst part usually is between the bellybutton to right above the pelvic bone, there are more nerve endings there ( think C-Section) and how long it takes to heal. The “lip” area isn’t that bad. We retail a numbing agent called Topicaine which works like a gem or if you are in the Health Care Profession it is equivalent to Emla cream used in Hospitals. One tube of Topicaine has approx. 3 applications and well worth it!
Again it depends on each individual and how sensitive they are to the procedure. Redness is very common but goes down within 24 hours, usually no itchiness and a breakout can occur if you have an allergic reaction to the wax. The Boutique uses a soft cream wax that is either a Lavender or Rosemary base. Also we use Almond oil to soothe the skin and remove wax residue.
For a rashy sensitive skin the best things are either cortisone over the counter is fine or A&D Ointment…yes the baby diaper rash ointment, if it can get rid of a diaper rash you should see how it works after waxing! For Ingrowns the best thing is either Teatree oil diluted with water twice daily and if they get really bad the Boutique retails Follique which was specifically created for anyone who gets ingrowns from either shaving or waxing, and it should be used 24 hours after waxing and used on a daily basis for at least a week and then as needed.
At least 4-6 weeks, that is about the normal time for regrowth if you go past that it will be like having it done for the first time but if you keep up on the maintenance the hair comes out easier and it’s less painful. The Boutique also offers an incentive program, if you come back within the 4-6 weeks then the cost of the Brazilian is $10 less!
Before your monthly cycle is not the best time since the whole body is sensitive. The best time if you can work it out is right after your monthly cycle up to seven days before, also caffeine is a stimulant as well so if it’s fresh in your system it can add to the ouch factor, Tylenol is fine to take up to 30 minutes before your appointment.
For those of us who have been doing this a while it takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on your hair and how much there is to wax and the coarseness. We allow 30 minutes for all Brazilians just so you don’t feel rushed
Your Esthetician will use multiple sticks for waxing that area, once the hair near the “lip” area is being waxed the stick should only be used one time then thrown away, also if any blood comes to the surface which can happen with coarser hair then the stick should also be thrown away. Gloves should be worn at all times and the tweezers should come out of a sterilizing tray full of alcohol or an airtight container of implements that have already been sanitized. You should never be afraid to ask your Esthetician about sanitary procedures. The Waxing Boutique prides itself on keep a clean, safe environment for our clients.